Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.
I am so human, and with my humanity comes so many areas in which I lack. I am not perfect and I will never be, and sometimes I hate that fact. Yes, I know no one is perfect, but there seems to be a part of me that longs to be perfect so that I can be enough… enough on my own to earn God’s love or approval. There are things every day that I do that disappoint God, and it’s a constant battle to change those things in my life to line up more with the life of my Jesus. I could get down on myself a lot, discouraged by me and my own failures, and even give up at times because the enemy of my soul tells me all the things I will never be and never have….
But God…. wait, isn’t that a GREAT phrase? There are countless passages in the Bible that use these two powerful words, and I would dare say that these are the two words that I am MOST thankful for. But God… is perfect. And, the thing is, God isn’t surprised that I am not perfect. He isn’t even surprised when I trip and fall, and have to come crawling back on my knees to surrender the broken pieces back to Him for repair. Because God, my Jesus, my Lord, HE is constantly taking every area in which I lack and making me whole. He takes the broken pieces of my life and not only restores them, but fills them with Himself… so that He IS completeness in every part of me. From the very beginning of my life, my salvation, He has made up for me. He did the things that I could not do, and He can be the things I can not be. Everything you long for or need or don’t even know you need yet… He is.
He is the Acceptance you need.
He is the Love you long for.
He is the Trust that can be restored.
He is Mercy to get you through every day.
He is Grace overwhelming and abounding when you are at the end of your own.
He is Rest when you are worn down.
He is Peace in the storm.
He is Joy on the mountain top.
He is Hope of all that is to come.
He has it all, and as a child of God, it’s ours to take….But we have to give to get. When you give everything to God, when you find your very identity in Him, He becomes the completer piece to every part of you. He breaks you, heals you with His own hands, and places Himself in the empty pieces you have lost. He is ready to be trusted with the things you can not be trusted with on your own, and even in the midst of your incompleteness, you can be whole. Because its not about perfection… its about being whole. Complete. Only in Jesus, you can be who He has made you to be. You can be enough, because He is enough. You can be whole because He completes you. There is such freedom in surrender…in knowing that He alone can make me “perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” I can not do it on my own, and He is not surprised.
So, I give up, not altogether, but all to God.
Thank God that He reaches down to touch the life of each of us, and so beautifully gives of Himself every day so this broken, lacking girl can be complete. He is ready…What are you waiting for?